Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010: the goals

My resolutions for 2010 are as follows.

1.) Spend more time with my family. Usually family time is running around. The tv is on, computer is going, dinner is making. I want to take the time to have nothing but us. Goal is a family date twice a month. I know this is important-- especially as my son gets older and starts to spread his wings more and more. I was raised with a mom who pushed family stuff. I'm sure I pushed back & whined, but I have some fond memories of those times!

2.) Date myself at least once a week. How easy it is to forget about my own needs. I plan on scheduling time just for me!! Weekly, possibly daily, to do something just for me. Paint my toenails, call a friend, sit in the sun… I'm nothing thinking expensive things... just time to myself. Even a walk (which will work with #3) or sitting on the porch alone.

3.) Exercise for 30 minutes every day. I do exercise most days. But I want to schedule it, just like above, and make it a priority. My stress levels will thank me, as will my doctors!

4.) Remind myself “there is no time like the present.” I’m guilty of pushing things off to later. Whether it’s to attend a show, or learn something new. This last year has shown me that you never know what is going to happen. Do it now!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

3 days in, my verdict

Tonight was day #3 and I still like the game.
It's a good workout, and I get irritated at them yelling at me. It's easy to follow- until I have to lay down- and the challenges are fun. Seems to go by fast until I grunt.
I really do plan to do this every day. Mr. hasn't played again since I unwrapped it, but Jr. probably will. He likes competitive stuff like this.

BMI: 36.30

Gosh darn it!
But at least it's down from the last time, right?!
Going to put my Mii up here as motivation too. Poor girl. I gave her a makeover- black shirt (for my love of Jillian) and longer hair since I'm trying to save money and grow it out instead of biweekly hair cuts to keep it cute.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I {heart} biggest loser & my wii

And for Christmas I received both- in the form of the game.

Today I tried it out.

Love it!!!

I signed up for an easy one- beginner's, 4 week program. My plan to log in every day. Their goal for me is to lose 10 pounds in 4 weeks.

Let's see what happens!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Darn you holiday treats!

I don't eat sweet things much. I have to want it, then I go buy it, but rarely. In the mail came a box full of homemade yumminess. I felt like I should be polite and eat from it. My son & I ate a lot. They were so crazy good.

My weigh in is tomorrow, and I just know I'm going to gain.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Well, I'd hoped, again, to be out of the 270's but I guess will have to hope for that next week. Again, can't complain-- it's a 2 pound loss!
One thing I have noticed-- I don't paint my toenails very often during the winter. Negative temperatures can do that to a person. My tootsies are covered most of the time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm a LOSER!

Okay, so it's a loss-- GO ME!!!
Not gigantic. Not life altering.
But a loss is a loss and should be celebrated.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Biggest Loser, finale thoughts

I've been a fan of the Biggest Loser since the first time I saw it. I didn't have cable, or even a tv, when it first started. But, occasionally, I'd catch it at my moms. Once I was standing on 2 feet again, I watched. Religiously.

I'd cry.
Sometimes I've sit and eat while watching.
Most times I'd exercise.
Then I'd cry some more.

Tonight is no different.

Shay- holy COW! She looked awesome.
Abby, my favorite, looked stunning.

The stories, so many I could relate to... and it tugged at my heart every week. Then I saw how awesome they looked. Then I cried because *I* wanted to be them. I wanted months to work at myself, with the aid of gym memberships and a trainer.

I don't have that, maybe one day I will. However, what I need to learn is to be okay with NOT having it all. With having to budget, having to make smart choicer with cheaper things, how to make myself believe that I can do it on my own-- without the aid of Jillian (who I would take in a heartbeat.)

I'm gonna do it. My step and I have a date, my video's have been dusted off & my head in on board.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Starting the journey

I'm a superhero in my son's eyes.

But we're both worried about my health. Today I am going to get things back on track. I'm going to make sure that I become that strong super hero in his eyes again.

I'm doing it for me, but a little bit more for him.